Bird on a a Wire

I hope you won’t mind all of my postings of Hummingbirds, it is so fascinating to watch them fly in and out.

Per Wikipedia…..“They are known as hummingbirds because of the humming sound created by their beating wings which flap at high frequencies audible to humans. They hover in mid-air at rapid wing-flapping rates, which vary from around 12 beats per second in the largest species, to in excess of 80 in some of the smallest. Of those species that have been measured in wind tunnels, their top speed exceeds 15 m/s (54 km/h; 34 mph) and some species can dive at speeds in excess of 22 m/s (79 km/h; 49 mph).

I noticed while watching this particular hummingbird that the red on his neck changes to black depending on how the light hits it or the way he moves his head.

I still have to figure out the best settings to get sharp images.

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Posted on June 30, 2019, in Animals and Insects, Photography and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 12 Comments.

  1. You did great getting those pictures!

    Nancy

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  2. Excellent photos. So it’s a color shift hummingbird. We don’t get the ruby throated hummingbirds in the valley, but they do in the heights, just 5 to 10 miles away.

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    • Thank you! From the little that I read so far they are very fascinating birds.

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      • Hummingbirds are mean little devils. They will fight with and chase birds much bigger that they are. I once watch a hummingbird chase a robin into one or our rose bushes. The hummingbird perched on a tomato cage near the rose bush until the robin flew out and resumed the chase. I often see our hummingbirds having dogfights with each other performing some amazing aerial maneuvers. The hummingbirds also like to tease the cats, which doesn’t always end well for the hummingbirds.

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  3. Great photos…the are certainly fast little things.

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  4. They’re lovely birds. Ours in Mexico are all green. yours is quite beautiful.
    Great shots.

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